Government Sites and Resources
(Training on the Tennessee Electronic Library)
Topic: College and Career Success
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). All of the below, recommended databases are available on TEL via the Fountainhead Library except one. Instructions for accessing the latter are noted with it. Find TEL password here. TEL Tutor.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Diversity Studies Collection
Pop Culture Collection
Most multi-subject databases also include reference materials.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold
News Databases (For a fuller discussion of how to find newspapers etc., see News Access.)
National Newspaper Index
Google ScholarSimple SearchPrecision Search
Caveat: Not all scholarly articles indexed in Google Scholar are free, but some are.
- Bills and Laws of Congress, back to 1989 (101st Congress) via Thomas
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Citizenship and Immigration Service, Bureau of
- Civil Rights, Commission on
- Humanities, National Endowment for the
- Indian Affairs, Bureau of
- Library of Congress
- National Archives. Research by Topic
- Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Encyclopedia
- U.S. Government Photos and Images
- White House Briefing RoomHistory
Open CourseWare Consortium Home Page. OCW Consortium offers a single-site access window into courseware uploaded from very many institutions of higher education, including some very high-quality ones, such asJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Univeristy of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, and University of California-Irvine and -Berkeley.
- History.com. Topics. Caveat: commercial television publications.
- Internet Movie Database IMDb.
- History resources via the Internet Public Library 2 (IPL2)
- “U.S. Constitution.” A video-illustrated presentation of how the Constitution established and maintains the U.S. Government. Features Chief Justice John Roberts live and other prominent speakers on recordings. 9/5/2006. C-SPAN video. 18 minutes.
- U.S. History.org
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